Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
DurationFull-time 2 years, Part-time 4 years
LocationMelbourne city, Bundoora
Work as an electrical or electronic engineer
Exciting developments in this field offer excellent career opportunities, including advancements in energy generation, distribution, automation and control; as well as electronic instrumentation, devices, sensors and communication technologies.
What you will study
In this flexible program you’ll develop expertise in the analysis, design, implementation, and operation of electrical and electronic devices, systems, and services.
This program will equip you to work at the cutting-edge of developments in:
- electrical energy generation and distribution
- computing technologies
- electronic circuit design and fabrication.
- microsystem and information technology
- communication and network engineering
You will also enhance your professional skills in research, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and leadership.
Graduates can find work in a range of industries including electrical engineering, electronic engineering, power generation and distribution, aerospace, automotive, computer, telecommunications, manufacturing, resources and defence.
RMIT University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in electrical and electronic engineering (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
Additional campus information
All lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus. Some elective courses require the lab classes to be run at specialised facilities at the Bundoora campus.
Industry plays a vital role in the development, delivery and assessment of this program, which strongly links formal learning with professional practice.
Industry expertise and experience is incorporated into the program through:
- work-integrated learning
- research projects
- industry-sponsored student design projects.
Neelu Shrestha was volunteering in rural villages in Nepal when she became interested in engineering as a tool of improvement.
Ranjan Rishi Chambial
Wanting to extend his studies, Ranjan Rishi Chambial chose to study postgraduate electrical and electronic engineering at RMIT because of the degree’s practical focus and international opportunities.
The School of Engineering's Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) comprises industry representatives, staff and alumni, and it plays a vital role in advising the School on matters associated with the development, delivery and assessment of programs offered by the School.
The IAC ensures that the programs offered meet their stated aims and objectives though the evaluation of student demand and community need, likely employment opportunities for graduates and advice on key relationships involving RMIT, employers and the profession.
In addition to the IAC, the School has extensive links with industry, particularly through laboratories designed to provide work integrated learning and through research projects, consulting services and industry-sponsored student design projects.
Notable Industry connection for this program are with:
- ITC Global
- Analog Devices Australia
- NEC Australia
- Futuris Automotive Interiors
In addition to compulsory core courses, you will select technical electives in electrical, electronic, telecommunications, network and computer engineering to match your career goals.
In both years of the program you will undertake major engineering projects to apply your technical skills and develop communication, teamwork and project management skills.
You will also complete 12 weeks of professional engineering experience to develop the graduate capabilities required by Engineers Australia.
Choose a program structure
|Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)||City Campus||
4 semesters full-time
8 semesters part-time
4 semesters full-time
Choose a program structure
Program code: MC180
Exciting developments in this field offer excellent career opportunities. These developments include advancements in energy generation, distribution, automation and control, as well as electronic instrumentation, devices, sensors and telecommunications technologies.
In the private sector, graduates work in the design, manufacture, and supply of engineering devices, systems, and services. They work as technical experts, technical or business managers, or executive officers.
In the public sector, graduates develop essential services for the community in areas such as:
- emergency services
- environment protection.
Graduates may also establish their own businesses in local and global markets or undertake higher studies by research.
The Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.
Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.
Engineering programs normally go through two stages of accreditation:
- Provisional accreditation – Engineers Australia evaluates the program content, structure, delivery and assessment methods. On successful evaluation, the new program is awarded provisional accreditation status.
- Full accreditation – Once the program has a cohort of graduates, Engineers Australia re-evaluates it: this time with a view to awarding full accreditation.
Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that programs with full accreditation are internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Engineering (computer, electronic, telecommunications, electrical, communication, network) or equivalent.
International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
In 2019, if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,566 to AU$10,958.
The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2019 is AU$31,680* per annum.
How much you’ll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs). Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
Fees shown above apply to 2018 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
In 2018, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 and AU$10,754. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
For further information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.